Director General of the Media Centre for National Security Lakshman Hulugalle said the arrest of a suspect who supported a terrorist to unleash a massive destruction in Wellawatte, was a victory achieved by security forces.
Mr. Hulugalle said the terrorists could not carry out the explosion as they desired as the country and the people are fortunate. All information with regard to main suspect has come to light. Operations are underway to nab the main suspect on information revealed by the suspect in Police detention. They expected the full support of the public in arresting the chief suspect. The suspect in custody had revealed all information with regard to the other person. The suspect had been living in the Wattala area and all details in this connection are bared to the media. Mr. Hulugalle pointed out that the main suspect involved in the explosion had direct links with the LTTE outfit. He had come to Colombo to unleash terrorist activities in addition to the bomb explosion. Therefore it is important for the public to provide information about him.
Meanwhile, Police Media Spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekera said comprehensive inquiries are being carried out on the suspect involved in the explosion triggered on the rail track this morning.